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Franklin Park Reading Series: Nonfiction Night
May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
We’re thrilled to present our 2017 Nonfiction Night! Hear outstanding new work from Ben Greenman (Dig If You Will The Picture), Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State), Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This), Garnette Cadogan (Freeman’s, The Fire This Time), and Mensah Demary (VICE, Literary Hub).
Free admission, $5 drafts, plus a free-to-enter raffle for the authors’ books!
BEN GREENMAN is a New York Times-bestselling author who has written both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent books are Dig If You Will The Picture, a meditation on the life and career of Prince, and Emotional Rescue, a collection of music essays. He is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including the short story collections What He’s Poised to Do, Superbad, and A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both, and the novels Superworse, Please Step Back, and The Slippage. He is the co-author of the Mo’ Meta Blues with Questlove; I Am Brian Wilson with Brian Wilson; Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? with George Clinton; and more. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, Paris Review, Zoetrope: All Story, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere, and have been widely anthologized.
SARAH GERARD is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.
KRISTEN RADTKE is the author of the graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This, which is a Spring 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She is the
managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film and video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times Book Review, Oxford American, The New Yorker’s Page Turner, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Daily Beast, and other places. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and lives in Brooklyn.
GARNETTE CADOGAN loves writing essays, pretending to be a journalist, and declaring he has absolutely no talent for fiction (except for pretending he’s happy to see cops when out walking at night). He hails from Jamaica, lives in New York City (no, not Brooklyn), and is on loan to Charlottesville, Virginia, but is often found wandering in cities domestic and international at ungodly hours.
MENSAH DEMARY is an editor for Catapult, an independent press based in New York. Mensah’s work appears or is forthcoming in Pacific Standard, The Common, The Millions, VICE, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Originally from New Jersey, Mensah lives and writes with his partner and her boy/girl twins in Brooklyn.